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Jay and Silent Bob are back! Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new animated film, JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE - which blazes across America in a series of one-night-only shows starting April 20, 2013 in Atlanta at the Center Stage Theater. The legendary best buds from Jersey are back to dispense weed and wisdom in cartoon form and audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie and stick around for a rip-roaring Q&A afterwards. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1, 2013 at http://seesmod.com/groovymovie.
Produced by Mewes and directed by first-time filmmaker Steve Stark, JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE features the voice talents of Mewes, Eliza Dushku, Tara Strong, Ralph Garman, Neil Gaiman, Ben Gleib, Jon Lovitz and the stars of Smith’s SModcast Network! When they can no longer stomach the ever-growing weed of suburban crime, Jay & Silent Bob take on the mantles of costumed avengers Bluntman & Chronic to smash the super-villains they create! Can the Doobage Duo save their beloved Jersey ‘burbs from their arch enemies, the League of Shitters? This is not the comic book movie the world wants – it’s the comic book movie the world needs!
This is what can happen when you put down the drugs, kids!" said screenwriter and SModCo head honcho Kevin Smith. "I'm so proud of Mewes for channeling the soul-crushing constant bummer that is sobriety into something as fucking funny and cool as GROOVY MOVIE." Smith went on to say "And the other aspect of this story I love is that, if it weren't for social media, we'd never have met our genius director, Steve Stark. It wasn't that long ago when Steve was just a fan who'd animated some SModcast and made me funnier than I really was. Now, he's directed an entire cartoon movie!"
"As an actor, I had a blast," adds producer and voice talent Jason Mewes. "As a producer, I sweated every nickel."
Forgoing a standard theatrical release, SModcast Pictures (a division of SModCo) will repeat the city-by-city, one-night-only structure of their groundbreaking RED STATE USA Tour and cap each Groovy Movie screening with a performance of their Jay and Silent Bob Get Old podcast - the wildly popular live show which has sold tours across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. All 103 live shows recorded to date are available for download at SModcast.com and iTunes. Mewes has also produced home video versions of the show entitled, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Teabagging in the UK, Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing o'the Green, and Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under.
Complete ticket and tour information is available at http://seesmod.com/groovymovie and the trailer can be seen at http://youtube.com/seesmod. “Like” Jay and Silent Bob on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JayandSilentBob.
About Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)
Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith) is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made CLERKS once.
About Jason Mewes (Jay)Jason Mewes (@JayMewes) is the Creative Producer at SModCo Internet Radio (SIR), which launched in May 2011, as well as the Creative Producer at SModCo Internet TV (SIT), which launched in May 2012 and lives online as a YouTube channel. SModco produces Mewes’ weekly video blog called, Mewes News, which was also the first SIT video to air. Best known as the vocal half of the on-screen comedic duo, Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes has reprised his role as the celebrated character, “Jay,” in a number of films. With cult-fans following his controversial antics, Mewes has captured audiences with rebellious banter against his unspoken other half and longtime friend, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob). Since the beginning of the duo’s offbeat work together, Mewes and Smith have continued to build on their beloved character driven roles from the Jay and Silent Bob series. Most recently, Mewes wrapped Spoilers, alongside Smith, an original online series for Hulu and in 2011, he co-hosted the TV series, Cinema Enema, which reviews film in an off-kilter way. As an actor, Mewes can be seen in a starring role in the Wunderkind Pictures feature, Noobz, as well as The Last Godfather, Money Shot, K-11, and Rock Jocks. Mewes’ most noted film credits include: Smith’s award-winning Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This string of cult hits all celebrated and continued Mewes’ infamous role as “Jay,” a bawdy, fast talking, and over sexed but very likable guy. For his successful and brow-raising portrayal, MTV honored him with 2007’s Dirtiest Mouth Award.